What inspires? What sparks creation?

There are as many answers to this as there are ideas. Leading clients through the ideation process is one of the several services we provide at Dawn. Often we use quotes to spark a discussion. We seek out quotes where the writer skillfully uses words to express and illuminate an idea in a powerful or provocative way. You’ll find some of our favorites here, including ones that have the power to alter a mindset. If you’re looking for a favorite author or a particular subject, use our search function to find these quotes from the illuminating nuggets we’ve collected.

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The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.

– C.G. Jung

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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

– Albert Camus

Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

– Annie Lamott

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

– Dwight Eisenhower

"Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." - Zen Proverb

Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

– Zen Proverb

Believe that life is worth living

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

– e.e. cummings

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Do or do not. There is no try.

– Yoda

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

– Dan Millman

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Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

– Michelangelo

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Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.

– Lao Tzu

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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

– Stephen J. Covey

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

– Josh Billings

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

– Francis Bacon

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Life isn’t about making your day, it’s about making someone else’s.

– Sarah Marshall

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There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

– Will Rogers

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